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WWE The Ultimate Warrior has died at age 54
ABC News ^ | 4/9/2014 | Self

Posted on 04/08/2014 9:32:59 PM PDT by Gigantor

WWE Wrestler The Ultimate Warrior has died.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: jimhellwig; obituary; ultimatewarrior; warrior; wrasslin; wrestling; wwe; wwf
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1 posted on 04/08/2014 9:32:59 PM PDT by Gigantor
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To: Gigantor

Crazy..saw him last night on RAW..at least he was inducted in the Hall Of Fame before he died..RIP


2 posted on 04/08/2014 9:33:37 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Gigantor

Breaking News huh?

Who? What?

I don’t give a damn.


3 posted on 04/08/2014 9:37:24 PM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: Gigantor

Rest In Peace.

I looked up his image, that’s who I thought it was.


4 posted on 04/08/2014 9:38:53 PM PDT by BeadCounter (morning glory evening grace)
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To: Gigantor

Steroids shortened his life?


5 posted on 04/08/2014 9:40:05 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Gigantor

6 posted on 04/08/2014 9:41:08 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: AlmaKing

AlmaKing to Gigantor

“Breaking News huh?

Who? What?

I don’t give a damn.”

And?


7 posted on 04/08/2014 9:41:51 PM PDT by Gigantor (The Fundamentally Transformed States of America)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I wouldn’t doubt it. Many wrestlers get on the ‘juice’ to bulk up. Too damned many have died young...heart problems, “roid rage”, etc.


8 posted on 04/08/2014 9:42:18 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: Gigantor

9 posted on 04/08/2014 9:43:57 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: Jack Hydrazine

It’s not just the steroids. It’s the lifestyle in general, having to stay in hotel rooms all the time and having to be on the road for 300 days a year, and having to eat on the road all the time.

And wrestling is also tough on the body.


10 posted on 04/08/2014 9:45:34 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: hoagy62

Wrestlers seem to have a lifespan of about 50 years old..Eddie Guerrero, Randy Savage, they just seem to die young, mostly from heart attacks


11 posted on 04/08/2014 9:48:09 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Gigantor

I bet these wrasslers have a tough time buying life insurance.


12 posted on 04/08/2014 9:50:31 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: Gigantor

So dies another part of childhood. Sad to see so many of the wrestlers I rooted for or against (Warrior, Randy Savage, Rick Rude, Mr. Perfect, Roadwarrior Hawk, etc.) are dead.

RIP Ultimate Warrior. I’m going to gorilla press slam a liberal in your honor.


13 posted on 04/08/2014 9:55:00 PM PDT by ConservativeTeen (Proud Right Wing Extremist)
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To: Gigantor
I remember this wrestling family from the 1970's in Texas:

The Von Erich family is a professional wrestling family. Their actual birth names are "Adkisson", but every member of the family who went into the wrestling business used the ring name "Von Erich", after the family patriarch, Jack (Fritz Von Erich) Adkisson. Although the family patriarch Fritz lived to the age of 68, five of his six sons preceded him in death (three by suicide). The firstborn son, Jack Jr., died at the age of six. In 1984, David Von Erich died in Japan from acute enteritis of the upper intestine. Michael, Chris, and Kerry all committed suicide in 1987, 1991, and 1993 respectively. Mike died after taking an overdose of Placidyl. Chris shot himself in the head with a 9mm handgun at his parents' home in East Texas. Kerry shot himself in the chest behind his father's house on Shady Shores Road. Kevin Von Erich is the sole surviving child of Fritz (Jack Adkisson) and Doris Adkisson.

14 posted on 04/08/2014 9:55:00 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: AFCdt; alisasny; ambrose; AppyPappy; Archie Bunker on steroids; Austin Willard Wright; barmag25; ...
Unreal. Three days after his Hall of Fame induction and one day after appearing on Monday Night RAW.

*** WRASSLIN’ PING LIST TAGGED IN***

As always, if you'd like ON or OFF my wrasslin' ping list, let me know

15 posted on 04/08/2014 9:58:28 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture
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To: Sarah Barracuda

There seems to be a high incident of heart failure among marathon runners as well. There is such a thing as overwork.


16 posted on 04/08/2014 9:59:58 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Veggie Todd
I remember reading about that. One son who committed suicide left a note saying; “don't worry, I'm in a better place now." Is this the same family member?
17 posted on 04/08/2014 10:00:44 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Gigantor

http://baronvonraschke.com/

Baron Von Raschke keeps going. Always makes me wonder about the exceptions, more like those who were before Steroids and whatever else came.


18 posted on 04/08/2014 10:01:10 PM PDT by BeadCounter (morning glory evening grace)
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To: Gigantor

I just saw an announcement yesterday for a con with a curr3nt pic of him stating he’d be in attendance and remember thinking to myself how old he looked for his age.

I guess his career took its toll.

RIP


19 posted on 04/08/2014 10:09:15 PM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: ConservativeTeen
So dies another part of childhood. Sad to see so many of the wrestlers I rooted for or against (Warrior, Randy Savage, Rick Rude, Mr. Perfect, Roadwarrior Hawk, etc.) are dead.

Ron and Don Wright, Whitey Caldwell etc but they likely died of old age.

20 posted on 04/08/2014 10:12:04 PM PDT by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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TMZ reports that Warrior collapsed outside his hotel in Arizona at 5:50PM PT on April 8th. He was walking to his car with his wife. He was then transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
21 posted on 04/08/2014 10:18:41 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture
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To: AlmaKing

Dick.


22 posted on 04/08/2014 10:31:33 PM PDT by Manic_Episode (GOP = The Whig Party)
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To: BeadCounter

Wow - great site - memories from my childhood (the CLAW!!!).

My lifetime brush with greatness was sitting near Greg & Verne Gagne at a Minneapolis area Shakey’s Pizza...


23 posted on 04/08/2014 10:33:03 PM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: ConservativeTeen

That certainly sums it up. When hearing of Randy “Macho Man” Poffo’s passing a few years ago, it saddened me. Although it had been many years since I watched pro wrestling, there was something comforting knowing that he was still out there somewhere. And, so goes the “Ultimate Warrior” now. Left are the memories of a great time of my life. Godspeed and RIP.


24 posted on 04/08/2014 10:41:39 PM PDT by Kaosinla (The More the Plans Fail. The More the Planners Plan.)
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To: Gigantor

Sad. RIP.


25 posted on 04/08/2014 10:53:09 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: jonno

Ken Patera was the uncle of a friend of mine growing up in Minnesota. He happened by the house when I was there - his thighs were as large as my waist! (Of course, I was probably 12 at the time!)


26 posted on 04/08/2014 10:58:52 PM PDT by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: Gigantor

Sorry for the loss and all. But I have to say this.

I’m really glad that I don’t know who this, or any other ‘wrestler’ is.


27 posted on 04/08/2014 10:59:08 PM PDT by Bullish (You ever notice that liberalism really just amounts to anti-morality?)
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To: BeadCounter

He lived up the street from me. His kids went to same school,though they were younger.


28 posted on 04/08/2014 11:11:46 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (luke 6:38)
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To: Veggie Todd

Sorry, but it is the most retarded type of entertainment possible. No wonder they die so young feeding the need for phoniness for people.


29 posted on 04/08/2014 11:16:00 PM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: fabian; AlmaKing

And you guys wonder why the loons on the left label us heartless. Good job guys.

Btw, he was a human being, with a wife and children.

Compassion goes a long way in this life.

Side note - I know it’s so annoying when your mouse just opens these threads that you have NO interest in! Yet here you are, making silly comments! Get a new mouse :)


30 posted on 04/08/2014 11:21:41 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: Sarah Barracuda

My future step-son is a “rasslin” nut. He had that show recorded and was watching it earlier tonight when his mom and I walked in. I had to question at first if it was indeed him. He looked really bad for only 54. Appeared to be hard for him to walk-like his knees wouldn’t bend or something. He must have been really sick.
RIP.


31 posted on 04/08/2014 11:37:50 PM PDT by snuffy smiff (Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.)
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To: fabian

You do realize that much of what is called entertainment is fake, right? Do you get this upset and call actors retarded and phony when you realize that the movie you just watched wasn’t real? People watch professional wrestling the way that others watch movies, live theater, operas, or ballet. It is all performance art. These wrestlers are actors.


32 posted on 04/08/2014 11:40:50 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Muscles kill


33 posted on 04/08/2014 11:41:54 PM PDT by woofie
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To: Gigantor

I could never figure it out ......Is wrestling real or not?


34 posted on 04/08/2014 11:43:44 PM PDT by woofie
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To: fabian

And if someone close to you passed, who didn’t work in a profession of your approval...would you send a sympathy card to the family or a general disagreement letter with their choice of work?

Btw- the most “retarded” and phony entertainment work transpires in D.C. everyday. Except those disgusting people, actually, hurt people.


35 posted on 04/08/2014 11:52:04 PM PDT by Kaosinla (The More the Plans Fail. The More the Planners Plan.)
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To: woofie

Yes.


36 posted on 04/09/2014 12:41:16 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: AllAmericanGirl44

Couldn’t agree more. This was a human being, and if one has nothing good to say then there is no need to say it.


37 posted on 04/09/2014 12:42:11 AM PDT by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

He didn’t look so hot Monday night. He looked like he had trouble breathing


38 posted on 04/09/2014 1:01:25 AM PDT by stylin19a (Obama ----> Fredo smart)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I miss Randy Savage. I’ve been had enough of Hulk Hogan with his headscarves. I would have thought by now, Hogan would have accepted his baldness, but it takes a huge ego to be that kind of entertainer, so his vanity is consistent with the typical star attraction personality.


39 posted on 04/09/2014 1:13:58 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: Veggie Todd

What a strange tragedy that is. The families who need psychoanalysis the most usually never seek it. This is like something that Tolstoy would have created as a novel or maybe a rock opera.


40 posted on 04/09/2014 1:21:39 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: AllAmericanGirl44

Your words offer good advice to us all. Don’t forget about compassion and mercy. Or as some have said; Check Yourself, Before You Wreck Yourself.


41 posted on 04/09/2014 1:26:46 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: Gigantor

I saw him on Monday Night Raw the other night. He looked fine. I’m guessing it was a massive heart attack. R.I.P. Ultimate Warrior.


42 posted on 04/09/2014 3:30:42 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Gigantor

I swore off wrestling years ago. Until they get instant-replay involved, you just can’t trust it...


43 posted on 04/09/2014 4:29:42 AM PDT by LearnsFromMistakes (Yes, I am happy to see you. But that IS a gun in my pocket.)
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To: GreenHornet

Every interview I saw looked like he was on pain meds. He had that look.


44 posted on 04/09/2014 5:30:38 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: Jonty30
And wrestling is also tough on the body.LOL!!!!! It isn't wrestling in any way, shape,more form.
45 posted on 04/09/2014 5:40:25 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: woofie

....Is wrestling real or not?

Here’s a hint. It’s shown on the SyFy channel.


46 posted on 04/09/2014 5:48:33 AM PDT by Straight8
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To: Gigantor

So sad! Another little part that connects us the awesome 80’s is gone. :(


47 posted on 04/09/2014 6:36:39 AM PDT by MNDude
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To: DCBryan1

Even though it is more entertainment than sport, those slams on the mat are still quite real.


48 posted on 04/09/2014 7:10:41 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Gigantor

Oh for the olden days of “wrestling” with Gorgeous George, The Great BOLO, and Killer Brooks. They knew how to entertain!

Russ Davis, Ringside from Chicago.


49 posted on 04/09/2014 7:20:11 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Kaosinla

Of course I would not write that to the family. I was commenting on that obviously crummy form of entertainment and the dumb people that love it.


50 posted on 04/09/2014 7:32:50 AM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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